2,645 guards pass out in Zamfara, ex-DMI Gusau warns against abuse

The first batch of 2,645 Zamfara State Communities Protection Guards have graduated and passed out after a rigorous training and extensive drilling aimed at crime fighting, prevention, protection in the State, North East region, with the former Director of Military Intelligence, Gen. Aliyu Mohammed Gusau (Rted) warned against abuse.

Speaking at the Ceremony on Wednesday, Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State said the personnel are to engage traditional, religious and collaborate with conventional security agents and rid various Communities of crimes.

He said members of the security outfit have been trained on human rights and Community relations for efficiency under the supervision of regular security Forces in the State, which was spearheaded by the State government.

Lawal also stated that his administration has created the Zamfara Security Trust Fund to manage, solicit for funds for sustenance and undertake welfare of security agents in the State.

Governor Lawal said, “Regard your mission as a noble sacrifice and assured of support and utmost commitment”, for success through “dedication to the principle of justice”.

Addressing the graduands, former Director of Military Intelligence, General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau (Rted), chargee the government and Stakeholders to fulfill the commitment made to the personnel and warned against abuse.

“Safeguard must be put in place to forestall possible abuse”, he said while lamenting that security challenges in Nigeria has shown that deployment of military in war against terror, has not yielded desired result due to humanitarian crisis and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) glitches in Nigeria.

Gusau appealed to Zamfara State Communities Protection Guards to “be careful by conducting themselves with dignity and wisdom while serving our Communities. Cooperate with the conventional security in protection of lives and property.

“There should be no room for power struggle or ego in the fight against insecurity”, Gusau said.

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